LSUS MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO TEXAS COLLEGE IN DARKNESS
September 11, 2009
Shreveport, LA-The LSUS Pilots (1-3) were defeated by the Texas College Steers (1-0) 2-1, on Friday night at the Swamp. The Pilots had several chances to score in the first half with 6 shots on goal and a total of 10 shots. Zach Kelly led the way for LSUS with 2 shots on goal. Sam Weinberg had a total of two shots, one of which hit the crossbar that kept the Pilots off the board.
TC keeper, Matthew Rangel, had 6 saves in the first half. TC only had 5 shots, 2 on goal. LSUS keeper, Rogerio Celaya, made both saves as the two teams went to the break tied at zero with the rain clouds approaching.
The second half started prematurely with the threatening clouds off in the distance. The first goal of the game was scored by Texas College as Daniel Campos scored unassisted to give the Steers a 1-0 at the 54 minute.
The Pilots would answer the goal as William Awagu scored at 59:05 to tie the game at one a piece. Heavy winds and rain pounded the playing surface for about 10 minutes before lightning was detected.
The game was then stalled for a lightning delay, which was accompanied by the heavy showers. The rain slacked up but the threat of lighting keep the game at a halt for twenty minutes after the rain had stopped jeopardizing a full length game. The total time of the weather delay was 45 minutes.
With 31 minutes remaining on the game clock, the game resumed at 7:05 p.m. with the darkness creeping up on the swamp, knowing that the next goal scored could possibly be the game winner. TC’s Daniel Campos scored his second goal of the game at 67:09 that would prove to be the game winner.
The Pilots battled their way through the defense but were unable to score as the game was called with ten minutes left on the game clock due to darkness.
LSUS definitely had their chances in the second half with 7 shots, but ran out of day light.
There were a total of 17 fouls called in the game, 11 from LSUS and 6 from Texas College. The one yellow card went to TC’s Bertin Hernandez at the 79th minute.
These two teams will match up again on Saturday, September 19th at Texas College at 5 p.m.
Texas College will now travel to Jackson, Mississippi to play Belhaven tomorrow at 5 p.m.
LSUS’ next game will be on Sunday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as the Pilots take on William Carey at 4 p.m.
1 2 F
TC 0 2 2
LSUS 0 1 1
Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assists
1 54:00 TC Campos
2 59:05 LSUS Awagu
3 67:09 TC Campos
Team Player Min GA Saves
LSUS Celaya 90:00 2 4
TC Rangel 45:00 0 6
TC Lopez 45:00 1 4
Shots by Period
1 2 T
TC 7 6 13
LSUS 11 7 18
Saves By Period
1 2 T
TC 6 4 10
LSUS 2 2 4
1 2 T
TC 1 1 2
LSUS 0 1 1
1 2 T
TC 3 3 6
LSUS 4 7 11
Cautions and Ejections
Team Card Time Player
TC Y 79:10 HernandezTime of Game: 2hr 28min (45min weather delay)